You have a choice to schedule 60 or 90 minute sessions with me. My fees are consistent with the recommended fee schedule, which are set by the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. My standard rate is $150 per hour. For your convenience, I accept payment options including cash, cheque, credit card, or e-mail transfer.
As you may be aware, psychotherapy services are not universally funded by OHIP. Most extended health insurance plans cover a portion or all of the cost. My fees are covered by many extended healthcare insurance plans. Please check with your plan provider regarding psychotherapy and counselling services covered, and, the limits of such coverage per hourly and yearly basis. I am also supervised by a Registered Psychologist, therefore, a receipt for psychological services can be offered and is reimbursed by most insurance plans. It is your responsibility to submit completed forms to your insurance provider.
If you do not have an extended healthcare insurance benefit plans, counselling services provided by Registered Social Workers (MSW) can be claimed as a medical expense when you file your income tax return. In other words, Registered Social Workers are now authorized “medical practitioners” for the purpose of claiming medical expenses. For more information, please, visit www.cra.gc.ca/medical.
Cancellations or rescheduling require 24 hour advance notification to avoid hourly costs. Please call me at 416-834-5922 to cancel an appointment.